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Monday, 12 November 2018

Armistice Centenary Event

The WWI Armistice Centenary Event at Burton Green was centred around a display of soldier silhouettes, and a poppy cascade, created by children from Burton Green School.

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Local residents had also placed British Legion wooden crosses to remember individuals from their own families, and soldiers who had lived in Burton Green, at the foot of the display.

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On the afternoon of 11th November, there was an Armistice-themed tea in the village hall, attended by 75 residents and friends of the village.



The roles of soldiers from Burton Green who took part in WWI was briefly explained. There is more information about those soldiers on this page:
https://burtongreen.blogspot.com/2018/11/armistice-remembrance.html

That was followed by a performance from the Burton Green Village Choir, and then communal singing of some popular war time songs.



The video below is not the complete performance, just 4 minutes of selected extracts (click on the video to play)...





In the evening, the poppy display was illuminated...



Local resident, and former soldier, Peter Stanworth, OBE...


Peter Stanworth with members of Warwickshire Constabulary...



At 7pm, a Last Post was sounded, followed by the lighting of an Armistice Beacon in an adjacent field. It was estimated that 200 residents had turned out to watch, lining both sides of the road. This was the scene looking along Cromwell Lane...


Below is a video of the Last Post, played by Claire Smith, and the Beacon (click to play)...









Related Post

Armistice Remembrance (Stories of local soldiers from Burton Green who fought in WWI)